Nipissing University

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Nipissing University

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Nipissing College (1967-1992)
  • Nipissing University College (1974-1992)

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1967-

History

Nipissing University is a public liberal arts university with its main campus in North Bay, Ontario. Although the University received its charter in 1992, it grew directly out of Nipissing College, a liberal arts college affiliated with Laurentian University of Sudbury that was established in North Bay in 1967. Nipissing College was the result of a nearly decade-long campaign to establish a junior university in North Bay, which began in 1959 with the work of the Northeastern University Committee, which incorporated in 1960 as Northeastern University. The new corporation was, however, unsuccessful in being granted a university charter, its application being denied by the Ontario Department of Education on January 28, 1961. Without a charter, Northeastern University was unable to grant degrees or receive funding, and was only able to provide night extension classes taught by Laurentian University professors, starting in 1962. On 18 February 1967, Northeastern University signed an affiliation agreement with Laurentian University and changed its name on April 4, 1967 to Nipissing College, as an affiliation between two universities was not allowed.

Seven teaching faculty, including Principal (later President) George Zytaruk, were hired before Nipissing College's first academic term began in fall 1967. Under the terms of the affiliation agreement, Nipissing College initially provided a small selection of General Arts courses, which were congruent with Laurentian University's academic curriculum and were intended to provide students with their first year courses before they transferred elsewhere to complete their degrees.

Over the years, Nipissing College grew in size and the range of academic programs it offered. In 1992, the Nipissing University Act established Nipissing University as an independent, degree-granting university, ending its affiliation with Laurentian University.

From 1967 to 1972, Nipissing College operated out of Cassellholme, a former retirement home at 1880 Cassells Street in North Bay. In fall 1972, the College relocated to the brand new College Education Centre on Gormanville Road, a purpose-built, multi-college campus that originally housed four local colleges: Nipissing College, Cambrian College (later renamed Canadore College), Saint Joseph's School of Nursing, and the North Bay Teachers' College. Today, the College Education Centre (current address 100 College Drive) continues to serve as the North Bay campus of Nipissing University and Canadore College. The University also has satellite campuses in Bracebridge (opened in 1996) and Brantford (opened in 2002), where it operates a joint program in teacher education with Wilfred Laurier University, although the cancellation of the program was announced in December 2014.

Places

North Bay, Ont. (1967-)
Bracebridge, Ont. (1996-)
Brantford, Ont. (2002-)

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Nipissing University Act, 1992

Letters patent - Northeastern University. From file "Northeastern University charter, supplementary letters patent, and affiliation agreement" (CA ON00408 F028-0114-09), J. W. Trusler fonds, Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections.

Internal structures/genealogy

Nipissing University has a bicameral system of governance consisting of a Board of Governors and Senate. The Chancellor is the titular head of the University, and the President its Chief Executive Officer.

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Nipissing University. University Technology Services ([197-?]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0076

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

University Technology Services is a department of Nipissing University.

Related entity

Houston, Peter (1984-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0061

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

2014-2016

Description of relationship

Peter Houston was the Manager of Archives and Special Collections at Nipissing University from 2014 to 2016.

Related entity

Dellandrea, Jon (1949-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0063

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

2010-2014

Description of relationship

Jon Dellandrea was the Chancellor Nipissing University from 2010 to 2014.

Related entity

Nipissing University. Institute for Community Studies and Oral History (2003-2009)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0041

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

2003-2009

Description of relationship

The Institute for Community Studies and Oral History was a research institute within Nipissing University's history department.

Related entity

Schreyer, Boguslaw ([19--]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0064

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1989-

Description of relationship

Boguslaw Schreyer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Noël, Françoise (1952-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0060

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1988-

Description of relationship

Françoise Noël is a professor of history at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Blackbourn, Anthony ([19--]-2002)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0076

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1983-2002

Description of relationship

Anthony Blackbourn served as Nipissing University's second president (1983-1990) and subsequently was a Professor of Geography at the university until his death in 2002.

Related entity

Carfagnini, Al ((19--)-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0075

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1977-2011

Description of relationship

Al Carfagnini was an administrator at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Nipissing University Alumni Association ([1974?]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0078

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1974?-

Description of relationship

Related entity

Pasko, Stan (1936-2011)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0010

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1974-1990

Description of relationship

Stan Joseph Pasko was a professor in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Elizabeth Thorn (1930-2002)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0051

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1973-1998

Description of relationship

Elizabeth Thorn was a Professor of Education at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Nipissing University. Senate (1973-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0040

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1973-

Description of relationship

The Senate is one of the two governing bodies of Nipissing University.

Related entity

Nipissing University. Schulich School of Education (1973-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0006

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1973-

Description of relationship

The Schulich School of Education is Nipissing University's school of education.

Related entity

Surtees, Bob (1941-2001)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0045

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1967-2001

Description of relationship

Robert Surtees was a Professor of History and one of the founding faculty members of Nipissing University.

Related entity

Laurentian University (1960-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0082

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1967-1992

Description of relationship

Nipissing College was an affiliate of Laurentian University until 1992 when Nipissing received its university charter.

Related entity

Nipissing University. Board of Governors (1967-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0013

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1967-

Description of relationship

The Board of Governors is one of the two governing bodies of Nipissing University.

Related entity

Zytaruk, George (1927-2013)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0001

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1967-1992

Description of relationship

George Zytaruk was the President (originally Principal) of Nipissing College (1967-1983) and a Professor of English Literature at Nipissing College/University (1967-1992).

Related entity

Nettlefold, Brian ([1946]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0074

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

[198-]-2011

Description of relationship

Brian Nettlefold was Executive Director of Library Services at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Jones, Jack ([19--]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0072

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Jack Jones is a Professor Emeritus of Nipissing University.

Related entity

Nipissing University Association ([1972?]-[1974?])

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0080

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Nipissing University Student Union ([197-]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0077

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

The Nipissing University Student Union is a student organization at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

The Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections is a division of the Harris Learning Library, which jointly serves Nipissing University and Canadore College.

Related entity

Harris Learning Library (2011-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0052

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

The Harris Learning Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of Nipissing University and Canadore College at the North Bay, Brantford, Muskoka, North Bay Commerce Court, and Parry Sound campuses.

Related entity

Nipissing University. Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications ([19--]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0004

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

The Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications is responsible for marketing, communications, and recruitment at Nipissing University.

Related entity

Nipissing University. President's Office (1967-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0003

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

Northeastern University (1960-1967)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0042

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

Northeastern University is the predecessor of Nipissing University

Dates of the relationship

April 4, 1967

Description of relationship

Northeastern University was renamed Nipissing College on April 4, 1967 with the issuing of supplementary letters patent.

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

NUCCASC-AR0014

Institution identifier

Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (2008)

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created November 21, 2014 by Peter Houston

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Nipissing University. "Governance." Accessed March 19, 2015. http://www.nipissingu.ca/about-us/governance/Pages/default.aspx

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